Travel back in time with the tree house detectives to learn about the process of invention from two of the greatest inventors of all time, Orville and Wilbur Wright. As the tree house detectives try to create their own invention, they get expert help from the Wright brothers, NASA researchers, and other experts in the community. The tree house detectives find that inventing is not as easy as it seems, and it really does take the "Wright" stuff to be a good inventor. To license this... Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science, aviation, Wright brothers
Created by the Air Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, "Development of a Rocket Power Plant" shows the development of an early JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) rocket bottle system for use with the B-29 aircraft. In this configuration, known as RATO (Rocket Assisted Take Off) the bottles use liquid fuel that included Nitrite acid and gasoline, a far more dangerous design than later, solid-fuel models. As seen in the film, the bottles allow a 148,000 pound gross weight... Topics: Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Aircraft, Air Material Command, Power Plant Laboratory, Wright-Patterson...
"POETRY LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE. Forget talking heads, lectures, and recitations. There's a new breed of poets loose in the land, reclaiming poetry as an oral, aural, and performance art that can really matter. In many accents and idioms, they paint a vibrant, surprising portrait of our country and its people." Topics: vhs, Czeslaw Milosz, Dereck Walcott, C.D. Wright Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The story of Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, home of the U.S.A.A.F. Material Command, and during WWII the largest aeronautical research center in the world. This WWII film shows the various ways Material Command assists in the design, production and testing of military aircraft and components. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's origins begin with the establishment of Wilbur Wright Field on 22 May and McCook Field in November 1917, both established by the Army Air Service as World War I... Topics: Wilbur Wright Field, 1917, World War 2, USAF